National Coalition for Truck Parking Regional Meeting
SAVE THE DATE!
The National Coalition on Truck Parking is hitting the road with meetings aimed at identifying solutions to truck parking issues around the nation.
Dates and Locations:
June 8 – Salt Lake City, Utah
July 12 – Hanover, Maryland
August 26 – Dallas, Texas
October 5 – Grain Valley, Missouri
The Jason's Law Truck Parking Survey and Comparative Assessment was conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to meet the requirements of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP- 21; P.L. 112-141) law that became effective on October 1, 2012. This work evaluated levels of truck parking demand and compared it to publicly and privately available truck parking opportunities along the National Highway System (NHS). Metrics have also been developed so that truck parking problems can be periodically evaluated. FHWA has made information available on truck parking at:
Truck parking problems are a national safety concern. Studies have documented projected growth of truck traffic on the nation's highway system, severe truck parking problems in some regions, a lack of adequate information for truck drivers about parking capacity at existing facilities, and the challenges associated with routing and delivery requirements.
With an interest in continuing the dialogue on national truck parking needs, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has formed a coalition of stakeholder organizations to help resolve truck parking problems. The four regional meetings will bring together members of the coalition to identify strategies and approaches that address the parking needs of interstate truckers.
For more information, contact:
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration